The US hosts over a million international students, and there are 25,000 international students in Chicagoland. Robert and Laurie serve students at area campuses (primarily UIC, IIT and CoD), reaching out to them with the gospel. A large focus of their work is preparing believer before they return to their home countries. Sadly, many young believers do not continue in the faith after returning home because the challenges of returning as a Christian are significant. There is a deep need for returnee-focused discipling to help these young believers thrive as Christians. Robert also is a popular Perspectives class teacher, and has taught Perspectives here at FPCE!

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Diaspora Returnee Ministries

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